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Manchester Survivors Choir release charity single to mark first anniversary of Arena attack

The Manchester Survivors Choir has released a charity single to raise money for those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing.
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Motorists urged to avoid peak journey times over the Bank Holiday Weekend

Lancashire is set to bake once again this Spring Bank Holiday, with county temperatures set to rocket to 23C.
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Artist Lubaina Himid

Witness city's best artists at work at Harris Museum's 'Art Zoo' project

Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid will be one of many artists taking part at the Harris Museum’s ‘Art Zoo’.

Arts
Sisters4Sisters in 2017.

Join a day's fasting to raise funds for women's refuge services

A Muslim women’s group based in Frenchwood is organising a voluntary day fast to raise vital funds for Preston’s womens’ refuge services.

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Janey Wheatley, left, Euan Thomas Wright, top, and Rosa Swarbrick.

Garstang young writers nominated for national award after wowing through their words

Three Garstang schoolchildren have been shortlisted in a national writing competition championed by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall.

Education
New Garstang Show President William Gibson.

Garstang Show's new president 'honoured' to be given the role

The organisation behind the Garstang Show have appointed William Gibson as its new society president.

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Annette McNeil and daughters Caitlin (centre) and Erin (right) were at the Manchester Arena during the attack last year.

Garstang mum Annette McNeil praises "fantastic" support services for her and her daughters in aftermath of the Manchester Arena Bombing

A mum and her two daughters who were at the Manchester Arena when it was the centre of a terrorist attack have praised local victim support and mental health services for their support in its aftermath.
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Gulab and wife Davinder outside St Georges Chapel

Former Preston NHS worker Gulab's firsthand account of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

One of Preston’s long-standing NHS workers and community voices was one of just over a thousand distinguished guests invited to celebrate the Royal Wedding directly outside Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.

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Fines to be issued to bus lane drivers at the M55 Broughton roundabout

A bus lane that was closed due to ongoing misuse from motorists has been reopened with a camera in place to catch unauthorised drivers.
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Charles will accompany Ms Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said. Photo: PA Wire.

Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

The Prince of Wales will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.
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Kevin Ross and Kerry Wilkinson.

Soon-to-be newlyweds Kerry and Kevin are gearing up for a royally good day of their own

On Saturday millions of people around the world will be tuning into their TVs to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot.
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Staff from John Turner Construction with Trussell Trust representatives

Thousands donated to Longridge foodbank charity

More than £1,000 of food and drink has been donated to foodbanks in Longridge and the Ribble Valley by a nearby construction company.

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Community groups Chipping Area Internet Network and Broadband for the Rural North have welcomed the news.

Council cash boost for Lancashire's rural broadband

Up to 180 more homes could be connected to superfast broadband thanks to a second injection of cash from Ribble Valley Council.

Business
Preston has 24 betting shops and 87 FOBTs.

REACTION: Maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals reduced to £2

The maximum stake on the controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to £2, the government has announced.
Business
Ribble Valley Mayor and Mayoress Stuart Carefoot and Sarah Rainford.

Ribble Valley Mayoral role for Longridge businessesman-come-councillor Stuart Carefoot

The former Longridge building contractor behind the refurbishment of Blackpool’s Madame Tussauds is the new mayor of the Ribble Valley.

Politics
The old Garstang Town Council offices in High Street are at the centre of ongoing redevelopment plans.

"Urgent meeting" called to discuss plans for former Garstang Town Council offices

Garstang town councillors and the community are being urged to move swiftly if the proposed sell-off of the town’s old council offices and community centre falls through.

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Ellen Wellings with the Garstang Childrens Festival brochure

Ellen following in grandmother Mary's Garstang festival queen legacy

Garstang’s festival queen-in-the-waiting will be crowned exactly 80 years after her grandmother took on the same role.
Arts
Red Rose Road Runner Mark Willett took part in the race, which saw every runner donate 1 towards the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital (Ward 84) and Ronald McDonald House Manchester who, after their 18-month-old son Jacob was diagnosed with cancer, have been central in caring for the toddler.

Blacksticks 10 Road Race runners rally around little Jacob Willett

The sun was shining and smiles were gleaming as hundreds took to the streets around Beacon Fell to raise vital funds for ill infant Jacob Willett.
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Community spirit shines as neighbours chip in to help Calder Vale fire victims

The Garstang and greater Wyre community has once again shown its true colours by rallying around house fire victims after flames engulfed their homes.

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WATCH: Digital autopsies Lancashire set to help meet national organ donor demands

A first of its kind digital post-mortem service in Lancashire could help meet the national demand for heart valves.
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